I’ve never worked for an organization that included a goal and measurable outcome of success by how well we loved each other.
But I think all organizations should have one.
Neuroscientist, Jill Bolte Taylor, woke up experiencing a stroke in 1996 and lost her ability to speak, read, talk, walk or remember her past within a span of four hours. Since she studied the brain, she gained incredible insight about how the two hemispheres function. (more…)
Flying across the still waters of the lake by jet ski at sun-up last weekend, I caught myself in mid-thought, “When I retire, I’m going to…”
“Woah. STOP. RIGHT. THERE,” I told myself.
A few years ago I’d read an article by a man who told of his vacation with his wife and kids to Hawaii, and while standing on the white sandy beach with the crimsons and pinks of the sunset splashed across the horizon in front them, his wife said, “I can’t wait to come back here next year.” The husband was taken back by this comment. Why all the wishing and waiting to come back when you’re here right now? (more…)
Begin an office romance! Start a love affair! Set your passion in motion!
Woah, wait. What?
Google tells me that romance is a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. So, yes, I want to begin an office romance. And while I’m at, I’m going to begin a home, wellness center, grocery store, bank and traffic romance, too.
Don Miguel Ruiz, in his book The Voice of Knowledge, says, “How do you know when you’ve mastered love? When the story you tell is an on-going romance.”
At some point it seems romance for life begins to fade somewhere between paying utility bills and heath insurance premiums. It can fade after too many political debates, a mind-numbing television show (or five), or being disappointed in the image in your mirror. (more…)
My blood pressure was 144 over 95. I felt anxious. I have a knack for appearing composed, but my heart always rats me out.
I was in and out of outpatient care in 90 minutes for a three-minute procedure that required fasting the day before. Only clear liquids for 24 hours and then nothing the morning of. Fasting aided in mental preparation for the experience because I planned to opt out of anesthesia.
I wanted to be fully conscious.
Celebrity deaths remind us that no matter who we are, no matter location, financial status, talent or genius, we all share one thing in common: our bodies will stop functioning one day. Our lungs stop absorbing oxygen, our heart will lie still, and our bodies will turn cold.
Temporary existent is completely normal. It’s just that when it happens to icons who seem a little more than human, we’re a bit shocked on a global scale.
But when people are faced with death, they tend to pay more attention to life.